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  • JS
    Gorbach, FL Counselman, MH Mendelson (Eastern Virginia Med School, Norfolk)


    Spontaneous Pneumomediastinum Secondary to Hyperemesis Gravidarum


    J Emerg Med 15: 639-643 1997.

      


    The authors report a rare case of Pneumomediastinum secondary to Hyperemesis
    Gravidarum. Pneumomedistinum itself is an infrequent diagnosis, occurring in about 1 in 25000 hospital admissions.

      


    Pneumomediastinum complicating pregnancy has been reported during
    labour. In this case, the pneumomediastinum may be attributed to disruption of the loose connective tissue between cartilaginous rings and small bronchi and bronchioles. This extruded air then tracks along the pulmonary vasculature to the hilum and expands into the
    mediastinum. It must be remembered that this benign event has the potential of progressing to a potentially serious, life-threatening event. Hence, a high index of suspicion is necessary to reach the diagnosis.

       


 



 

 

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Special Emergencies
     

  • JS Gorbach, FL Counselman, MH Mendelson (Eastern Virginia Med School, Norfolk)
    Spontaneous Pneumomediastinum Secondary to Hyperemesis Gravidarum
    J Emerg Med 15: 639-643 1997.
      
    The authors report a rare case of Pneumomediastinum secondary to Hyperemesis Gravidarum. Pneumomedistinum itself is an infrequent diagnosis, occurring in about 1 in 25000 hospital admissions.
      
    Pneumomediastinum complicating pregnancy has been reported during labour. In this case, the pneumomediastinum may be attributed to disruption of the loose connective tissue between cartilaginous rings and small bronchi and bronchioles. This extruded air then tracks along the pulmonary vasculature to the hilum and expands into the mediastinum. It must be remembered that this benign event has the potential of progressing to a potentially serious, life-threatening event. Hence, a high index of suspicion is necessary to reach the diagnosis.
       

 

 

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